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“I love u so much n miss u dearly my love ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: pamela larson - neberaska, NE

“Pam and Family,I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God help you thru this hard time.Your Friend...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Stacey Doran - Milwaukie, OR

“In loving memory of a kind, gentle, loving man. Our hearts are heavy from your absents but the fond loving memories we forever hold. God gifted us...Read More »
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“Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Troy - Lincoln, NE - Family

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5 of 6 | Posted by: Andy & Louise Keogh - Springview, NE

“So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sherrie/Jerry Kafka - Gregory, SD

Curt LeRoy Larson was born in Ainsworth, NE, on February 18, 1960 to Darold and Sharyl (Kirkpatrick) Larson. Curt was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Springview.

Curt was five years old when his father was killed in an airplane crash in Atkinson, NE. After his mother married his step father Don Linse, Curt and his sisters were adopted and raised on the Linse ranch northwest of Burton. He attended grade school at District 76 and high school at Keya Paha High School. Curt enjoyed all the things that young boys enjoy on a ranch. He loved hunting, motorcycles, and working on cars. He also loved music and was an excellent drummer.

Curt met his first wife Marlene Rezac at a dance at Carlock. They were married on August 4, 1978. To this union two children were born, Curt Leroy Jr. on March 15, 1979 and Jennifer Mae on March 20, 1981. They later divorced, remarried in 1982, and again divorced in 1995.

Curt obtained his GED and went to Mitchell VoTech for welding. He took great pride and was a perfectionist at his work. While living in Gregory, the family decided to legally change their name back to Larson.

Curt held several jobs--working for the State of Nebraska, meat cutter, milking cows at Hillside Dairy, driving truck which he later bought and was the start of C & M Trucking, and welding at Gregory Iron Works.

Curt met Pam McSweeney in 2005. They married on April 1, 2011. They were together for eleven years and always took care of each other.

Curt passed away January 9, 2017 at Avera Gregory Hospital at 56 years of age

Curt is preceded in death by his father Darold Larson, step father Don Linse, paternal grandparents George and Opal Larson, and maternal grandparents Dean Kirkpatrick and Inez Drake Kirkpatrick.

He is survived by his wife Pamela Larson, Springview, NE; son Curt (Kathie) Larson Jr., Omaha, NE; daughter Jennifer Peck (Neil Hylla), Gregory; step daughters Echo McSweeney and Lisa McSweeney; grandchildren Madeline, Andrew, BriLee, Rylan, Jordan, Ashlyn, Allison and Jacob; his mother Sharyl (Ron) Braun; two sisters Connie (Lyle) Davis, Springview, and Corrine (Brodie) Skinner, Alaska; two brothers D.D. (Glenda) Linse, Springview, and Kristin (JayCe) Linse, Bassett; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Memorial services for Curt Larson, 56, were held Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Gregory with Pastor Russ Grim officiating.

Marcy Creekmur was in charge of registration.

Recorded music was "Huntin', Fishin', Every Day" by Luke Bryan and "Old Rugged Cross" by Alan Jackson.

Graveside service was Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE with Pastor Bill Serr officiating.

Urn Bearers were David Hespe, Don Veskrna, Scott Christensen, Bob Determan, Rick Cook, and Pat Kayl.

Honorary Urn Bearers were Myron Nilson, Andy Keogh, Tom Munk, Marlow Willuweit, and Alan Dodson.